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Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp

30 North Michigan Ave. Suite 1720
Chicago, IL 60602
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  • Description - Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp

    To the Moses E. Cheeks Foundation Slam Dunk For Diabetes Basketball Day Camps located in Chicago, Lisle and Machesney Park, IL. They are FREE, not-for-profit, instructional day camps for youths who have been diagnosed with diabetes. They are currently the only basketball day camps for kids with diabetes in the United States. The camps, which are open to youths from the ages of 5 to 18, teach the fundamentals of living with diabetes. It is a place where participants gain confidence in a safe, structured and supportive atmosphere. Each camp is designed to teach its campers the basics of the relationship between food, exercise and insulin. It is also designed to teach the campers how sports, illnesses and stress affect their blood sugars and how to make the necessary corrections to their insulin intake. Most importantly, the campers learn that diabetes doesn't have to prevent them from living full active, productive and satisfying lives. Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp was held at 3 locations this summer, Rockford, Lisle and Chicago, IL. Approximately 200 kids with type1 and type 2 diabetes attended. Kids came form all over representing 6 states, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. The Chicago Bulls Training Academy taught the kids the fundamentals of basketball and the diabetes educators of the Chicago and Rockford area, helped the kids manage their diabetes.

  • Kids Activities Offered

    Basketball,  Day Camp,  Special Needs,  Sports Skills,  Summer Camp

  • Activity Age Range

    5 years to 18 years old

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